Journal article

Strategic sourcing in the UK bioenergy industry

James A Scott, William Ho, Prasanta K Dey

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS | ELSEVIER | Published : 2013

Abstract

Successful supply chain management requires the management of a complex, multi-stakeholder, multi-criteria system. Stakeholder inclusion in the supply chain design and decision making processes is an area of growing interest for companies looking to design sustainable supply chains or produce sustainable products. This paper demonstrates the use of the integrated quality function deployment and analytic hierarchy process (QFD-AHP) method for the inclusion of a wide group of stakeholder requirements into the supplier selection process. The method provides a weighted ranked list of evaluating criteria which can be used to assess potential suppliers in the UK renewable bioenergy industry. The b..

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This research forms part of a project funded by the ESRC through the EREBUS (Engaging research for business transformation) cluster in the West Midlands region of the UK. Funding is awarded through a CASE studentship partly funded by a private bioenergy developing company who have not been involved in the design or outcomes of this study.